NJAMHAA

NJAMHAA Honors Behavioral Healthcare Providers, Legislators, Advocates and Media Representative 
 

April 19, 2018 - 

"NJAMHAA is proud to present Courage & Compassion Awards to frontline providers and organizational leaders who empower individuals to recover from mental illnesses and substance use disorders and, as a result, achieve their potential in many ways. They demonstrate leadership, compassion, talent and dedication that contribute tremendously to quality of life for the children and adults they serve," said Debra L. Wentz, PhD, President and CEO of NJAMHAA at the organization's recent awards reception. "I am equally delighted to recognize state and federal legislators and individuals in the media, as well as other spheres for their impactful initiatives that address providers’ abilities to deliver care and individuals’ access to services."

The following awards were presented:
* Assemblyman Daniel Benson, State Assembly Member of the Year
* U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Federal Leadership in Criminal Justice Reform (to be accepted by a staff member on his behalf)
* Senator Ronald Rice, State Senator of the Year (to be accepted by a staff member on his behalf)
* Kimberly Govak, Program Coordinator and Certified Recovery Support Practitioner, Center for Family Services’ Living Proof Recovery Center, Outstanding Peer Leadership
* Tamra Ackerman, Community Case Manager, Jewish Family Service & Children’s Center of Clifton/Passaic, Outstanding Direct Care Provider in Case Management
* Linda Mur, Associate Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Services, Center for Family Services, Outstanding Leadership in Substance Use Disorder Services
* Ray Castro, Director of Health Policy, New Jersey Policy Perspective, Excellence in Policy Research
* Jeremy Timberman, IT Production Specialist, NJAMHAA, Employee of the Year
* Kevin and Maryann Meara, Founders of City of Angels, Inspirational Role Models
* Katie Jennings, Reporter for Politico, Media and Government: Focus on Addictions
* Patricia Delgado, Senior Nursing Coordinator and Infection Control Officer, SERV Behavioral Health System, Outstanding Direct Care Provider in Nursing
* Carolyn Perry, Mental Health Services Director, Community Hope, Outstanding Leadership in Mental Health Services
* Carrier Clinic, Outstanding Provider
* Valerie Mielke, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Department of Health, State Leadership in Mental Health and Addiction Services

   

 

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